We divide our lecutres into three options, A, B, and C. A is morning classes. B is usually morning and the online option. C is usually the night classes.
Then there are clinicals assigned to each option. A usually has morning classes. B is usually morning and weekend options. C is usually weekend, one or two morning, and the 2nd shift clinicals.
When we pick our lecture, we pick our clinical day and spot. Like let's say Smith Hospital Wenesday at 2:15 pm was a choice and Jones Hospital Tuesday at 6:30 am is what we'd see as options. They may change though either day or option. Then that clinical is assigned a floor but we You can see where you will go but you never know what floor you will have till your clinical instructor tells you. Some will get the same floor each semester though.
Some clinicals were canceled due to low enrollment and they would make the people join a different clinical.
Our preceptorship in the final semester was different. We had a paper we had to fill out that had our top 3 choices and our top 2 hospitals plus our place of employment and what department. They offer us different choices. I picked burn unit but unsure if I will get it.